The Tribune Group has a long and proud history as the voice of the centre left of the Parliamentary Labour Party. 

Labour Tribune MPs want to build on that heritage by initiating policy discussions and engaging with the wider Labour movement right across the UK.  We will work with individuals and organisations that share our values and common goals, to develop ideas that will help inform and shape future debates around a wide range of policies.

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CLIVE EFFORD MP
ELTHAM
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LOUISE HAIGH MP
SHEFFIELD HEELEY
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LIZ MCINNES MP
HEYWOOD AND MIDDLETON
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LYN BROWN MP
WEST HAM
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BILL ESTERSON MP
SEFTON CENTRAL
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JO STEVENS MP
CARDIFF CENTRAL
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    So it is done. Teenager Melrose’s £8bn has bought it 260 years of British engineering excellence once they convinced GKN shareholders their short term ‘buy, improve, sell’ approach would add more value to their investment than the existing management. The perfectly rational and well informed market players have chosen the most economically optimal option which will grow their wealth and therefore that of the nation.  Move along, nothing to see here says Greg Clark. This is the way a free market works.

    He is wrong. What we are actually witnessing is the death and burial of this Government’s short lived, callously neglected and brutally beaten  Industrial Strategy, at the tender age of 18 months.

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    Time is up for hereditary peerages

    Is it right that in the 21st century 92 people, of which 91 are men, still sit in Parliament to speak, vote and act simply on the basis of who their ancestors were?

    Is it right that elections, when held for vacancies to those 92 positions, can involve as few as three voters choosing a member of parliament?

    For the situation today is just that – 92 hereditary peers are still left in the House of Lords.

    Should we allow that situation to continue or is it time for change? Quite simply it’s not sustainable.

    House of Lords reform may not be at the forefront of public discord, but it continues to be an issue that generates a huge amount of debate in Parliament and for good reason. Every politician has an opinion, if not several, on what we should do with this aspect of our uncodified constitution. But it is seemingly impossible to secure agreement.

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    My ambition is to have the healthiest children in the world

    Nelson Mandela said: “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”

    But after many years of progress, health outcomes for babies and young children in the UK are stalling. We are lagging behind most other high-income countries on mortality, breastfeeding and obesity rates.

    And there is a direct correlation between children’s relative poorer health outcomes and the material circumstances in which they grow up.

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    Britain’s housing market is broken. Here’s how Labour will fix it

    The housing market is broken, and, after eight long years it is clear that current Conservative housing policy is failing to fix it. Ministers talk big about housebuilding targets to be reached some time in the next decade. But what new homes we build, and who they’re for, matter just as much as how many we build.

    To make housing more affordable, we need to build more affordable homes, and to hardwire housing affordability through the system, from planning to funding to delivery. The public know this: eight in 10 people think ministers should be doing more to get affordable housing built.

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